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This library is a congressionally designated depository for US Government documents. Public access to the government documents collection is guaranteed by public law. (Title 44 United States Code)

Featured Resource

Black and white photo of young women playing tether-ball outside

Our current Government Information featured resource is Africa through a lens from The National Archives.

The UK National Archives presents this collection of images taken over 100 years of African history, dating from the 1870s to the 1960s.

The photographs document life during the Colonial period in Africa, showing visiting British royals, anthropological observations, hospitals, mission schools, and local markets. An 8-minute introductory presentation by the National Archives Diverse Histories Specialist, Jenni Orme, provides context by pointing out the differing attitudes found in the colonial era vs. the present day.

A small selection of the images can be browsed on the National Archives website; to see the complete collection (CO 1069 series), links are provided to Flickr, where the images are arranged in groups by geography. The National Archives also invites visitors to add their own knowledge, by tagging and commenting on the images on Flickr.

Collections

Generally, to find government publications, search one or more of these:

To find older US documents published before 1976, ask for assistance as the above catalogs provide limited coverage of UNH holdings for this period.

Many recent New Hampshire government publications are found in the New Hampshire State Publications Digital Library.

Library Services

  • All members of the public may use these materials
  • Anyone with a UNH library card can borrow from the circulating collection
  • For assistance, contact Government Information staff, Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)
  • Some of the library's data services are only available to the UNH community
  • Computer access for the public to government information and specialized resources (on Dimond Level 3 (Main Floor)):
    • Two terminals next to the Reference Desk
    • One computer in the Class of 1943 Map Room

Patents and trademarks

The UNH Law Library is a Patent and Trademark Resource Center (PTRC). Most patent information is available on the open web. However, the UNH Law PTRC is open to the public during weekday hours. See their website for details.